What Is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Travel Trailer? (Money Saving Tips)

You’re surely aware of the concept of supply and demand, right? Essentially, the more sought-after a service or product becomes, the more the price is often jacked up. You can see supply and demand all around you in everyday life. It’s why a snow shovel is $50 in the wintertime and then only $10 in the summer. It’s the same …

What Is the Best RV Sewer Hose Length? (Recommended Length)

There are a lot of things in life you don’t really like to think about. Bathroom waste is one of them. When you have a plumbing setup at home, each time you flush your toilet, the waste goes through that plumbing. In an RV, though, you have to use a gray or black tank, a sewer hookup, and a hose, …

12 Tips For Storing an RV in Hot Weather Climate

It’s already May, which means many people have summer on the brain. If you’re one of them, then you know you have a unique challenge as an RV owner: storing an RV in hot weather. You can’t be on road trips all summer, as much as you wish you could be. Still, it’s not like most RVs tuck nicely in …

Does Your RV Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs? How to Fix It Fast

On this site, we’ve talked about many stenches that can naturally occur in your RV or travel trailer. These include a stinky toilet, a smelly camper, and an unpleasant freshwater holding tank. Speaking of that holding tank, you know that not all your tanks are the same, right? That could be one major reason your RV water smells like rotten …

Your RV Is Plugged in but Getting No Power? Don’t Sit in the Dark!

Your RV is kind of like a giant phone. It has a battery that keeps its most important components running. With time and use, you will have to charge your RV. When you do so, you typically use what’s called shoreline power via a campground site. Sometimes, though, even when plugged in, you can’t get power to your RV. What …

RV Blackwater Tank Sensor Cleaning: Someone’s Gotta Do It!

Last week, we discussed the blackwater holding tank, which can stash both solid and liquid waste. It’s not a pretty thing to see, that’s for sure, but the stink and gunk that can build up if you don’t filter this tank out can be much more gruesome. How do you know when it’s time to give your blackwater tank a …

How to Sanitize Your RV Freshwater Holding Tank [in 11 Easy Steps]

Fresh, potable water is an important part of our daily lives. We rely on it for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Without potable water, we have to boil and filtrate our water to ensure it’s healthy enough for consumption or other use. What’s one of the key indicators that something is wrong with your water? It might give off an unpleasant …

How to Paint RV Exterior Fiberglass [in 13 Steps]

You love everything about your RV, except, admittedly, the exterior color. It could be that this hue was once trendy and now has fallen out of favor. Perhaps the color has faded from the sun or general wear and tear and it now looks unappealing. You may have always hated the color, but you got a good deal on the …

13 Best Ways to Mouse Proof Your Camper Trailer

Eek! A mouse! No one likes finding an unpleasant furry surprise, but it does happen. Now imagine that instead of spotting one of these rodents in your house, you had a mouse scampering around inside your camper trailer. If you’re squirming right now while reading this, that’s certainly understandable. After all, mice are considered pests for a reason. They leave …

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How to Reduce Tongue Weight on a Trailer

GCWR, GVWR, GAWR…these are abbreviations that every travel trailer owner should be familiar with, yet they’re kind of mind-boggling if you’re looking at them for the first time. (Just as a refresher, GCWR is short for gross combined weight rating, GVWR is gross vehicle weight, and GAWR is gross axle weight). That’s because each of those rather confusing abbreviations is …